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Windows 7: Can i use my windows key on different version?

20 Dec 2011   #1
GamePlanner

Windows 7 Professional x32
 
 
Can i use my windows key on different version?

HI,
I have windows 7 ultimate 32 on my computer. I want to reinstall clean win 7 on my pc,but the problem is i had broken my win 7 ultimate dvd.
Now i want to install os from usb
Please help me how i can get iso of win 7 .

I have two option:

1.. I find iso image on my c drive and make bootable image in usb.

The problem is I dont know how to find iso image on my computer and where it is located. .. Any help finding iso image is appreciated.


2... I had found windows 7 professional download link at cnet.download.com .... Can i download and install it on my pc and whether my ultimate key will be accepted in Proffesional version.(please be sure if you answer "yes" as i have to download 2.7 GB file from download.com

Last , Can someone provide me link to download win 7 32 ultimate download link.....

Thanks for your help and i will be very thankful if somebody help me to find iso image on my pc as it will save me from downloading hectic 3 gb download


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20 Dec 2011   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Take a look in Downloads. C:\Users\????

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20 Dec 2011   #3
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

1. You will not find any Windows 7 ISO per se in your Windows installation.

You may download Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32bit ISO from the Digital River server.
Windows 7 Ultimate SP1-U ISO
Official ISO Downloads

The downloaded ISO can be found in the usual download location mentioned by theog in the previous post.

2. You can make your bootable Windows 7 installation pen drive with MS Windows 7 USB DVD Download tool. Microsoft Store Online

You can also use Universal USB Installer Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3 | USB Pen Drive Linux to create the bootable pendrive.

If you have not noted down the Product Key or cannot locate the COA sticker on which you can find it, install and run Speccy on your existing installation and note the Product Key before starting your clean install. Check and double check that you have not made any mistake. Speccy - System Information - Free Download
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20 Dec 2011   #4
gregrocker

 

Where did you get Win7 Ultimate? Was it downloaded or did it come preinstalled with the machine?

Reinstalling Windows 7
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20 Dec 2011   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

To answer your question.

No, you can not. Windows product keys are exclusively associated with a particular version of Windows.
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21 Dec 2011   #6
GamePlanner

Windows 7 Professional x32
 
 

Quote:
You may download Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32bit ISO from the Digital River server.
Windows 7 Ultimate SP1-U ISO
English x86: X17-59463.iso
Jumanji please remove the download link as it has corrupt iso image My 2.4 gb downloaded wasted.
Quote:
Where did you get Windows 7 Ultimate? Was it downloaded or did it come preinstalled with the machine?
I had buy a dvd pack from retail shop.

Quote:
To answer your question.

No, you can not. Windows product keys are exclusively associated with a particular version of Windows.
Absolutely correct ultimate key is not working with professional version although ultimate is dearer then pro.
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21 Dec 2011   #7
gregrocker

 

There should be nothing wrong with that ISO file. Try this one which is the same:

Official ISO Downloads

Write to flash or burn to DVD using this tool: Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool

Use these steps to get a perfect reinstall: Reinstalling Windows 7
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21 Dec 2011   #8
GamePlanner

Windows 7 Professional x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
There should be nothing wrong with that ISO file. Try this one which is the same:

Official ISO Downloads

Write to flash or burn to DVD using this tool: Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool

Use these steps to get a perfect reinstall: Reinstalling Windows 7
Thanks for links I already got bootable usb from my cousin
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